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Develops, schedules, and performs safety and health training for Solid Waste Services (SWS) employees in compliance with federal, state, SWS, and city of Raleigh standards. Researches safety standards and best practices to provide training, content, guidance in Tailgate meetings, accident investigations, and technical assistance. Schedules, prepares, and conducts meetings with management and employees. Conducts driver observations, performs accident investigations, and leads accident review panel. Writes procedures and develops processes for operations and inspections. Monitors security and SWS facilities for security issues/concerns. Performs administrative duties (email, correspondence, phone, documenting, tracking, monitoring).
Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and annual inspections; documents findings/results; and facilitates corrective actions. Conducts inspections to ensure conformance with OSHA standards or in response to a complaint or accident; trains employees on safety rules; takes preventive actions to promote a safe working environment. Coordinates yearly training and scheduling for staff to ensure that proper equipment and clothing is allocated.
Represent SWS and partner with agencies regarding safety and compliance. (i.e. National Weather Service, NCLM, AECOM/URS, NCDA, ENCO Labs, Nother Safety, Wake County Solid Waste, East Wake Transfer Station, SONOCO Recycling, and North Carolina Department of Labor)
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and conducts occupational safety and health training programs for department.
Conducts safety and health job site and facility inspections.
Provide safety, driver, and CDL training.
Develops and/or provides input to hazardous material communications, including maintaining material data sheets.
Participates in the new employee orientation training programs and delivers training on safety and occupational health.
Maintains training log and training curriculum.
Reviews internal and external employee driving records; makes assessments and recommendations of findings.
Investigates employee motor vehicle and personal injury accidents and prepares reports. Identifies potential causes for accidents and recommends changes in policies and procedures to prevent accidents and illness.
Checks buildings and grounds to assure compliance with fire codes and OSHA regulations.
Facilitates fire drills and maintain appropriate documentation of records.
Inspects work environment, and equipment for conformance with governmental standards according to procedure or in response to complaint or accident
Interviews supervisors and employees to obtain facts about work practice or accident.
Rates unsafe condition according to factors such as severity of potential injury, likelihood of recurrence, employers' accident record, and evidence of voluntary compliance.
Observes employees at work to determine compliance with safety precautions and safety equipment used.
Orders suspension of activity posing threat to workers.
Trains new employees on safety rules and precautions during orientation.
Writes new safety proposals designed to protect workers from work methods, processes, or other hazard not previously covered.
Reviews log of reportable accidents and preventive actions taken to determine employers' attitude toward compliance with regulations.
Documents findings and code sections violated.
Interprets applicable laws and regulations to advise leadership on legal requirements.
Responds to hazardous material spills and coordinates the clean up efforts.
Investigates claims of personal damage by city citizens and assesses potential liability to the city.
Maintains a budget for safety supplies, orders supplies and distributes as needed.
Coordinates the accident review safety committee.
Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education High School Diploma or GED and five years of related workplace safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
Experience At least 2 years of experience interpreting and teaching occupational health and safety standards is required. Applicants may substitute additional relevant education for the required experience.
Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an intermediate level of knowledge of software; Database software; Spreadsheet software, Presentation, and MS Office software.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations DMV Third Party Examiner certification preferred. Class B CDL HAZMAT and advanced First Aid certification required preferred
Additional Salary Information: The anticipated hiring range for this position is $56,778 – $58,481 annually.
Internal Number: 2017 -00879
About City of Raleigh SWS
The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department provides reliable waste management solutions to the Raleigh community through residential curbside collection and a variety of specialized services. The Department works proactively to reduce waste and to increase recycling in Raleigh, while demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in all areas of its operations.